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belt drive wb's brake bands

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by snapper, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 399

    One on the bands on my gravely is starting to squeak pretty good. Does this mean it is about time to change it?? Or is it something else??

    Later guys! snapper
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Posts: 8,745

    I have never heard them squeak before, mine in the past have just fall off
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Mine have broke before. I remember one weekend I had to weld one, because I wasn't able to get one during the weekend. If you DO replace one (or them), go through J. Thomas.
  4. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 614

    replace the band AND the drum at the same time. The drum is usually just bolted to the inside of the wheel, which you have to take off anyhow. When completed, the brake band is sitting on a new seat, the new brake drum. You are then all set for another year or two, depending on how often you use it.

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